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Oregon Ducks’ Amoako Twins Look to Dominate in Secondary This Season

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Kirby Lee- USA Today Sports

One of the most important things about defensive backs is symmetry and the Ducks couldn’t have a better setup than with twins Eric and Stephen Amoako entering their first full season.

Both brothers red shirted last season as they came highly recruited out of Arlington, Texas.

Eric started two seasons as he compiled 109 tackles, nine pass deflections and five interceptions. He was referred to as the 25th best defensive back in the nation coming into the University of Oregon.

Stephen — who started on the other side — was named a Gatorade National Performer during his only season as a starter. He grabbed 20 tackles, with five pass deflections and three interceptions.

During their season, the Amoako brothers were one of the best duo cornerbacks in not only Texas, but also the entire nation.

They have the size to not only succeed at the collegiate level, but to continue on to the next level. As red shirt freshmen, they stand at 5-feet 11-inches and weigh a little more than 190 pounds.

Stephen had an impressive Spring Game, sparking the talks of the potential of the brothers seeing a lot of playing time this season. He racked up five tackles in his first full game playing.

Now the Spring Game isn’t the greatest gauge for how someone will play in the regular season, but it is a good sample of what is to come.

The Amoako brothers are going to have a great career at the University of Oregon and this is going to be their coming out season.

 

Vincent Winter is an Oregon Ducks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @sportsfans247, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.